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Marijuana industry makes political donations

DENVER — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more ...

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No welfare for weed under House bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the “no welfare ...

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No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

NEW YORK— While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama’s presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic — the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana. Neither cause was ...

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Marijuana case vs. Bernie Goetz dismissed

NEW YORK (AP) — A low-level marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed after a judge concluded the clock ran out for trying it. Goetz was busted in December on charges he sold $30 worth of ...

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State to hold clinical trials for marijuana

ALBANY (AP) — New York state is partnering with a British company to hold clinical trials for marijuana-based medication for children who have seizures that are resistant to their medicine. An agreement was signed Sunday between Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration ...

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Honeoye Falls man sentenced

Thomas M. O’Brien Jr., 54, of Honeoye Falls, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to six months of home confinement and three-years of probation for possession and distribution of cocaine and marijuana. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey said O’Brien obtained about 45 grams ...

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Patent office extinguishes reefer category

If you created a new blend of a certain medicinal herb, and you wanted to trademark a name like “Jack and Jackie’s Wacky Tobacky” or “McDuff’s Puff Stuff,” you may have thought you were in luck.

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